As you get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday, here are three simple ways to put the power of gratitude into play:
- Express appreciation to someone who has made a difference for you this year. Research shows that the more specific your feedback, the more energy you will get from the experience.
- Think of someone who frustrates you and write a thank you note for the ways in which he or she stretches you or reminds you of your core values. (You don’t have to send the note.)
- Set the tone for each day by taking 5 minutes in the morning, before the mad dash begins, to simply notice the things for which you are grateful. Or if you prefer to do this before bedtime, jot down your thoughts in a gratitude journal. Over time this can be really impactful.
Don’t underestimate the power of gratitude, and remember that it’s not just reserved for Thanksgiving.